04012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/4/2023 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE KHEL UDYOG SANGH MEMBERS TO HOLD PROTEST ON JAN 11 Industrialists from the city have been protesting frequent GST raids and non-implementation of OTS scheme. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF THIEVES DECAMP WITH ~3L GOODS Jalandhar: Unidentified persons stole valuables worth lakhs from a school in Adda Tutomajara, on the Garhshankar-Chandigarh road. The Mahilpur police have started an investigation. School in-charge Ravinder Kumar told the police in his complaint that a person named Babu told him about the theft. When he reached the school, he found that the locks of the school rooms were broken. Three smart LCDs, DVRs of CCTV cameras, eight batteries, two gas cylinders, a sound system, projector speakers and mid-day meal utensils, a photocopier, stipend records and other valuables were missing. The cost of stolen goods is told to be about Rs 3 lakh. TNS TWO HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Jalandhar: The police have arrested two suspects with 200 intoxicating capsules and registered a case against them. Mukerian station in-charge Balwinder Singh said ASI Sukhdev Singh told him that he had arrested two suspects carrying envelopes at Jandwal turn. One of them identified himself as Sher Singh of Sharinhpur. An envelope with 20 intoxicating capsules was seized from him. The cops seized 180 intoxicating capsules from his possession. A case has been registered. OC PAGE 2 SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:37 PM Two dhaba workers die of asphyxiation Jalandhar, January 3 The rural police on Tuesday arrested two proclaimed offenders wanted in drug smuggling related cases. The accused have been identified as Chandan alias Aman Chadla, a resident of Garhshankar, WEDNESDAY | 4 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR Chill continues Travel agents booked for fraud Motorists brave biting cold in Jalandhar on Tuesday morning. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Phagwara, January 3 The Shahkot police have booked four travel agents on the charge of allegedly duping a village resident of Rs 12.50 lakh on the pretext of sending her son abroad. The police said the accused have been identified as Jaswant Singh of Gun Avenue Colony, Dharam Kot, Moga, Vannet Tyagi, a resident of Hollamby Kala, West Delhi, Mukal Kalra, a resident of Shyama Park, Shahbad, Ghaziabad, UP and Ajay Danial Anwar, a resident of Rajendra Nagar, Shahbad, Ghaziabad, UP A . case under Sections 406, 420 and 34 of IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professions Regulation Act has been registered. — OC both residents of Bahowal village in the Chabbewal area of Hoshiarpur ■ They were found dead in the morning in their room, which was filled with smoke that emanated from the makeshift fireplace kept by them for beating the cold. The two worked at a dhaba in Rehana Jattan village of Phagwara block in the morning, the dhaba owner broke open the door of the room and found them dead, the ASI said. Emergency Medical Officer of Phagwara Civil Hospital, Dr Naresh Kundra, confirmed that they died due to inhaling toxic gas. The police have handed over the bodies to the kin of the deceased. — Agencies/OC district Hoshiarpur and Parminder Singh, a resident of Lakhad Kalan village in Kapurthala. According to the police, Chandan was wanted in a case registered against him under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 at the Goraya police station in 2017. He had been absconding for the last four years. Parminder was wanted in a case registered against him under Section 21 of the NDPS Act at Lambra police station in April 2019. He was declared PO by alocal court on December 17 last year. Badminton, kickboxing players honoured Hoshiarpur, January 3 Deputy Commissioner DC Komal Mittal honoured two Hoshiarpur players for bringing laurels to the district on Tuesday. Badminton player Tanvi Sharma (14) and kickboxing player Jogi were given a cheque for Rs 21,000 and Rs 5,000, respectively, on behalf of the District Olympic Association. Both the players were also honoured with trophies. District Sports Officer Gurpreet Singh, Tanvi’s mother Meena Sharma and Raghav Bansal from District Olympic Association were also present. The DC said Tanvi created a record by winning gold medals in U-15 and U-17 events and sil- SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:27 AM ■ The deceased were identified as Hardev Singh (65) and Kamal (35), beating the cold, he said. The two worked at a dhaba in Rehana Jattan village of Phagwara block, the police officer said. After bolting the door from inside, they fell asleep and their blankets slipped accidentally down onto the makeshift fireplace, igniting fire, the ASI said. When they did not wake up DC Komal Mittal honours national badminton champion Tanvi Sharma and international kickboxing player Jogi. TRIBUNE PHOTO ver medal in U-19 in SubJunior National Championship held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. She also achieved top rank in U-15 and 17 categories, which is a matter of pride for the district. Tanvi said her goal is to win a Olympic gold for India. The DC also congratulated Jogi of Committee Bazaar who won a bronze medal in the Asian Kickboxing Championship. Jogi had clinched gold medals consecutively in the National Kickboxing Championship from 2016 to 2019 and won gold in the Indian Open International Championship in 2020. “My aim is to win gold medal in kickboxing at international level,” he said. — OC PAGE 4 Ruhaanika Dhawan at the age of 15 bought a house worth crores. The actor also shared pictures of her new house. GET CHOKED ON SMOKE Two POs fall in police net Tribune News Service RUHAANIKA DHAWAN BUYS HOUSE WORTH CRORES AT THE AGE OF 15 With films, sequels and web series lined up for the year, the Punjabi entertainment industry is set for a boom. MAX 14°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 10°C | MIN 5°C Phagwara, January 3 Two workers of a 'dhaba' (roadside eatery) died of asphyxiation after inhaling smoke that emanated from a makeshift fireplace, the police said on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Hardev Singh (65) and Kamal (35), both residents of Bahowal village in the Chabbewal area of Hoshiarpur district, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mohinder Singh said. They were found dead in the morning in their room, which was filled with smoke that emanated from the makeshift fireplace kept by them for PAGE 3 PUNJABI ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS SET FOR A BOOM Block primary education office remains incomplete Ashok Kaura Phagwara, January 3 Even after 16 years, the Block Primary Education Office (BPEO) building at Chuheki village on the NurmahalJalandhar road remains incomplete. The then Nurmahal MLA Gurdeep Singh Bhullar persuaded the Chuheki village panchayat to donate two kanal of land to the primary education department for the construction of an office building as it was unable to find any land in Nurmahal town for its own office. The then DC Ajit Singh Pannu and MLA Bhullar jointly laid the foundation stone for the construction of the BPEO building in July 2007. Though the building has been completed, the Block Primary Education Office has not been shifted and the place has become a haven for anti-social elements and drug addicts, also frequented by stray animals and used for storing cow dung cakes. Block Education Officer (Primary) Chaman Lal said the building is not safe and there is no watchman as a result of which the office could not be shifted there. City-based artist puts on display unclaimed portraits at Virsa Vihar Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 A unique one-month exhibition of unclaimed portraits is under way in Virsa Vihar. The exhibition, which was started by an artist Mohinder Thakral on January 1, will continue till February 1. A renowned city-based artist, who is a recipient of the President Award, said that the idea of holding the exhibition had come to his mind after Ritu Vasudev, a story-writer, paid a visit to his gallery about six months back. “The Tarn Taran-based writer asked me about these portraits lying in one corner of the gallery. I told her that these were readied by him some 40-50 years ago and that since then he had been waiting for someone to pick them,” Thakral said, adding that three of them were from Jalandhar city, and two from Shahkot. “Those were not the days when we had mobile phone numbers of those who gave the orders. I did not even somehow take the addresses of those who ordered them and hence there was no way to deliver them. Since I had worked on these portraits for two months or so, I did not feel like disposing them of Artist Mohinder Thukral shows his painting exhibition at Virsa Vihar in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH even after four to five decades and kept them preserved with me,” the artist recalled. Ritu said she wanted to write fiction on all seven of them. She titled the book '7 stories'. "We did not even know the names and the writer used fictitious names to tell their stories. She penned beautiful stories, taking them as characters and gave them the shape of a book. I designed seven different covers for the book with the portrait of the character on each one of them. The stories are simple and have interesting titles like 'Jamun da rukh' and 'Chai da cup', among others," he said adding that a play based on one of the stories was also enacted at the launch of the exhibition. Thakral has made the exhibition even more interesting. He has used three old doors and painted the script of the stories on them. The remaining four stories have been written on paper slips which have been pasted and run from one wall of the room horizontally to the fourth wall. Thakral has his fingers crossed as he said that he expected that when there would be people at the exhibition, there was a chance that the visitors could identify a few of them. "I am not even sure that the people whose portraits I have made would be alive or identifiable now for it has been a really long time since these were initially readied," he admitted. Meet Harjinder, man on mission to make Hoshiarpur litter-free Food samples collected my ❝I often hear fromthat friends living abroad Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 Harjinder Singh Hargharia (49), a social worker from Hoshiarpur, on Tuesday completed 1,437 days of his mission of making his town litterfree. In all these years, not a single day has passed when he hasn’t stepped out of his house to clean the garbage lying unattended on roads, parks and public places. He says the mission that he started alone had turned into a movement now and this year on Republic Day, he will make at least 1,000 people, including youngsters and students, take pledge of keeping their neighbourhood clean and green. “It took me four years to bring this change and now I can proudly say that I have set an example. The efforts I have put in to change the face of my city have started bearing fruit. I can see the results as well as the impact on others,” Hargharia added. Citing examples of the changes he brought in the town, he shared that at Ghan- one of the most attractive things on foreign land was cleanliness. That was the time when I decided to do something for my district and started this mission. It took me four years to bring this change and now I can proudly say that I have set an example. The efforts I have put in to change the face of my city have started bearing fruit. Harjinder Singh (4th from L) after planting a sapling; and (right) the social worker holds a board with cleanliness message. TRIBUNE PHOTOS ta Ghar, Food Street near District Court and on the road adjoining the main gate of Government College, Hoshiarpur, one would often see piles of garbage scattered here and there, but now it has turned into a green cover and people often plant saplings there. He added that so far he had cleaned over 400 spots in Hoshiarpur, including chowks, streets, markets etc. He said his journey from an unknown face in Hoshiarpur to a popular man hasn’t been easy at all. “Holding a small flex in my hands, which reads ‘ Let’s make Hoshiarpur the most beautiful place’ I roam around all the streets and roads here. Sometimes, people do make fun of me saying all this won’t help and things will not change. But what I believe is that one of us has to take the responsibility and show the way,” he said. On being asked what inspired him to start this mission, Harjinder said he would often hear from his friends living abroad that one of the most attractive things on foreign land was cleanliness. “That was the time when I decided to do something for my district and started this mission,” c m y b he added. He said for this social cause, he had received many honours from local NGOs and social organisations. Besides, his efforts were also appreciated by the district administration and he even received an honour from the state government on the Independence Day celebrations last year. Harjinder said apart from ❞ Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, January 3 A team of health officials, headed by District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Lakhvir Singh, collected samples of jaggery, brown sugar and other food items from five places in Mukerian on Tuesday. The DHO said the food safety team collected four samples of jaggery and brown sugar in Kolian village of Mukerian, a sample of jaggery and sugar in Nowshera Pattan village, a sample of cheese and cooked dal from Dolphin Hotel Mukerian, and a sample of samosa from Jiwan di Hatti Mukerian. He said all these samples were sent for testing to a laboratory in Kharar and appropriate action will be taken after receiving the report. He said that ensuring the availability of clean and pure food and drink to the people is the main need of the time. The District Health Officer said as per the instructions of the State Food Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner, a continuous checking campaign will be conducted in the district. He said if any kind of negligence is found, strict action would be taken as per law. Harjinder Singh Hargharia this mission, he is also organising blood donation camps on a regular basis. Besides, he himself had donated blood over 30 times in the past few years. “Moreover, I have also helped over 70 needy families in marrying off their daughters,” he said, adding that his mission to make his district clean would continue until he achieve the results he is aiming for. Officials with samples of jaggery in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday.
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